Electric cars: the future of transportation. At least, that always seems to be the message. We often hear that electricity is cheaper than gas and better for the environment, and that going electric is one of the most effective ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint.
Ben Jones, who drives an electric Volkswagen Golf, had his trip all planned out — or so he thought. He would go from his Berkeley home to Sunnyvale to dine with a cousin, and charge his car at a nearby station.
Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem — turns out, it just might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters.